Our 3 favorite natural baby toys
By Aimee Heckel
Playtime should not be danger time. But unfortunately, some of today’s toys contain potentially harmful chemicals and ingredients.
Take BPA, a chemical found in certain plastics and resins. The Mayo Clinic reports there is concern of possible health effects of BPA on the brain, behavior and prostate glands for children. Although the Food and Drug Administration does say BPA in low levels is not dangerous, is it really worth the risk? Especially when there are plenty of natural, safe toys out there? We say no.
Here are some of our favorite natural baby toy lines, and why they make us happy mamas.
Here, you can find BPA-free dishes and bottles, non-toxic crib mattresses and bedding, natural toys, cloth diapers and more. PeaPods sells products made out of natural materials, like cotton and wood, or recycled plastics, when necessary. PeaPods also aims to support local and small businesses with ethical and environmentally friendly practices.
This squeaky toy made in France is popular, and here’s why. Not only do kids love her, but she’s made from natural, chemical-free rubber instead of plastic, and painted with food paint. That means your kids can chew her and suck on her all they want, and you don’t have to worry about any unwanted side effects.
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Find all sorts of unique, interesting toys here — all wooden, safe and high quality. Nothing with batteries or blinking lights. There’s even a category called “not made in China.”
The prices will surprise you here, too. Even though they sell European and natural toys, the prices are reasonable and shipping is a simply $4.99 flat rate.
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